A local file inclusion vulnerability exists in the Web Manager Applications and FsBrowse functionality of Lantronix PremierWave 2050 22.214.171.124R4. A specially-crafted series of HTTP requests can lead to local file inclusion. An attacker can make a series of authenticated HTTP requests to trigger this vulnerability.
Lantronix PremierWave 2050 126.96.36.199R4 (in QEMU)
4.9 - CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
CWE-668 - Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere
PremierWave 2050 is an embedded Wi-Fi Module manufactured by Lantronix.
The PremierWave 2050 provides its users the ability to upload and execute arbitrary python scripts. This functionality is accessible via the
Administration > Applications interface of the Web Manager site. The device executes these scripts as a low-privilege user named
default. Permissions are appropriately reduced via
setgid before executing the script.
Executing the following python script will fail, as expected, due to a permission error.
However, an authorization mismatch exists between the privileges used when executing python applications and the privileges used when browsing the file system via the
Filesystem > Browse page. The Web Manager application does not drop privileges when interacting with the file system on behalf of the user.
Instead, an authenticated and authorized attacker can successfully execute the following python script.
import os os.system('ln -s /etc/shadow ./shadow')
Subsequently navigating to the
Filesystem > Browse page will allow the authenticated attacker to access the symlinked file with root privileges and disclose the contents of
/etc/shadow or any arbitrary file.
2021-06-14 - Vendor Disclosure
2021-06-15 - Vendor acknowledged
2021-09-01 - Talos granted disclosure extension to 2021-10-15
2021-10-18 - Vendor requested release push to 2nd week of November. Talos confirmed final extension and disclosure date
2021-11-15 - Public Release
Discovered by Matt Wiseman of Cisco Talos.